Not a computer problem but any advice would be very welcome.My wife and I would like to buy an e-reader and like the looks of the Sony PRS-T2 Reader.We would be able to download books from the Sony bookstore which is OK.However,we would also like to download books from our local library,which will be free from April 1st,but we are not sure if that would be allowed with this reader.Anyone know if we could?
Apparently a Kindle is a non starter for e-readers.
I have been using a Kindle since they first came out and it is very good - have got the 3g one and have ordered new books in seconds while on holiday in far-flung places with no problem. It also has the facility to store music and documents and surf the web. It is extremely easy to use and read from.
One of the touted advantages of Sony Readers is the ability to borrow from a public library however in practice there are only a few that offer this service. See Sony list.
I have had 2 Sony readers. The first died on me after 2-3 years. The second is the PRS-T1. It is a good reader and, in my opinion, is easier to navigate around a book than my wife's Kindle. It is slow to start up and was more expensive and I'm not sure the price difference was worth it.
Books can be obtained from the Sony Store, Kobo and some other on-line resources. Prices are comparable to Amazon.
difarn - "One advantage of the Kindle is the wealth of book choices available via Amazon - many free titles, particularly classics." Sorry that isn't an advantage free titles, especially the classics are available for the Sony.
Note also that for the Amazon lending that you have to be a member of Amazon Prime at a cost of £49 per year. The lending from UK libraries is free.
However there are many books out there without DRM and Calibre will convert books from one format to another. So if you cannot het you book DRM free in one type it will probably be available in another and can be converted.
I have a hard drive that has approx 16000 DRM free, kindle books which is more that my local library holds (shutting down for the next 6 months glad I have my kindle),